Best Knee Scooters

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 3, 2017
Don't like an idea of using crutches? There's an alternative! A knee scooter will help recover from surgeries, protecting the injury and offering mobility. Consider our selection of the best knee scooters and choose an appropriate one. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
One of the most durable and versatile knee scooters which is compatible with either leg to provide users with the comfort and mobility. Features a V-brake system.
CONS
The tires require regular pumping.
OUR VERDICT
An advanced knee walker from KneeRover comes with 12" pneumatic tires to provide smooth and hassle-free all-terrain riding. Now you can use it not only indoors but also traverse grass, gravel, mud, etc. with ease. Fantastic!
detailed parameters
Suitable For
Indoor/Outdoor
Wheels
3 x 12" pneumatic bicycle tires (air filled)
Brake Systems
Rear bicycle brake with parking function (V-brake)
Weight Capacity
400 lbs
Height Capacity
5′ to 6’5″, Handle height: 34" - 47", Knee pad height: 19" - 22.5"
Functions and Usability
Foldable, Padded knee platform, Easy-to-clean rubber grips, Detachable basket, Tool Free setup
Weight
27 lbs
Warranty
Limited lifetime
PROS
This kick scooter is suitable for both short and tall users thanks to its numerous adjustment options.
CONS
Some users find a dual knee pad less convenient than a one-piece option.
OUR VERDICT
Roscoe Medical Knee Scooter offers great mobility both indoors and outdoors and suits users of different heights. For your choice, there are three frame colors available.
detailed parameters
Suitable For
Indoor/Some outdoor
Wheels
4 x 8" clear PU wheels with sealed bearings
Brake Systems
Rear bicycle brake with parking function (band brake)
Weight Capacity
350 lbs
Height Capacity
4’11” to 6’6”, Handle height: 31" - 41", Knee pad height: 17.5" - 22"
Functions and Usability
Foldable, Padded knee platform, Padded handlebar grips, Detachable basket, Tool Free setup
Weight
22.8 lbs
Warranty
90 days (Frame- limited lifetime)
PROS
Dual hand-operated brakes allow an instant stop in case of emergency.
CONS
Lacks a storage basket.
OUR VERDICT
Offers great portability and easy transportation due to its lightweight construction and foldable design. Despite compact dimensions, the scooter has all the functions and features of more expensive knee walkers.
detailed parameters
Suitable For
Indoor/Some outdoor
Wheels
4 x 8" clear PU wheels with sealed bearings
Brake Systems
Dual braking system with parking function (tire brake)
Weight Capacity
300 lbs
Height Capacity
~5′ to 6’5″, Handle height: 33" - 37.5", Knee pad height: 17.5" - 21.5"
Functions and Usability
Foldable, Padded knee platform, Padded handlebar grips, Tool Free setup
Weight
19 lbs
Warranty
Limited lifetime
PROS
A dual bar frame ensures added sturdiness and stability, while a four-wheeled design allows better weight distribution.
CONS
Some people complain of its rather unstable performance on surfaces other than a smooth floor.
OUR VERDICT
Though a lower leg injury causes temporary immobility, it is not a reason for staying at home all the time and sticking to an eventless way of living. Not anymore! With a KneeRover Green Knee Scooter, you'll have no boundaries to move anywhere you want and enjoy your daily life despite a trauma.
detailed parameters
Suitable For
Indoor/Some outdoor
Wheels
4 x 7.5" non-marking rubber wheels with sealed bearings
Brake Systems
Rear bicycle brake with parking function (band brake)
Weight Capacity
300 lbs
Height Capacity
5’ to 6’6”, Handle height: 33" - 43", Knee pad height: 17.5" - 22.5"
Functions and Usability
Foldable, Padded knee platform, Easy-to-clean rubber grips, Detachable basket, Tool Free setup
Weight
22 lbs
Warranty
Limited lifetime
PROS
In keeping with the traditions of classic bicycles and push scooters, this model comes fitted with a bell for signaling your approach.
CONS
During a long ride, handle grips might seem a bit tough.
OUR VERDICT
No doubt, this top-rated knee scooter from Isokinetics Inc. will suit all active people who need to get around and have a good sense of style. It is available in three vibrating frame colors and offers two options of knee pad finish to any taste and preference. Stay mobile and stylish!
detailed parameters
Suitable For
Indoor/Some outdoor
Wheels
4 x 7.5" non-scuff rubber wheels with sealed bearings
Brake Systems
Rear bicycle brake with parking function (band brake)
Weight Capacity
300 lbs
Height Capacity
~5′ to 6’5″, Handle height: 31.5" - 40.5", Knee pad height: 17" - 22"
Functions and Usability
Foldable, Padded knee platform, Padded handlebar grips, Detachable basket, Bell, Tool Free setup
Weight
25 lbs
Warranty
5 years

What is a Knee Scooter

We walk every single day of our life. We can move around the house, walk somewhere on business or simply stroll along the street or promenade in the park to enjoy a breath of fresh air. However, a foot, ankle, knee or lower leg injury or surgery can deprive us of a simple pleasure to walk, it can limit our mobility and bond us to the house for weeks and even months to come. Many patients tackle this issue by means of crutches. Yet, after only a few hours on crutches, you'll feel fatigue and discomfort in arms, back, lumbar area, and legs. For this reason, knee scooters were designed as a good alternative to crutches for patients with below knee injuries. A knee scooter is somewhat like a push scooter that will help you move around without overloading your back and comfortably support your bad leg. Besides, getting around by means of a knee scooter is a fascinating process that brings only positive emotions. You only need to put your injured leg bent in a knee onto a knee pad and head to any destination simply by pushing off the ground with another leg. It's an ingenious solution, isn't it?

Once you need an additional walking support to enhance your balance and stability, pay your attention to walking canes. And if you temporarily cannot stand upright to take a shower, one of shower chairs will come to help.

KneeRover All Terrain

No More Boundaries With KneeRover!

Thanks to several innovative design features, this superb knee scooter from KneeRover favorably compares to other models available on the modern market. First, it has only 3 wheels for maximum control and much better maneuverability as compared to 4-wheel competitors. The next obvious benefit is a bigger wheel diameter of 12” ensuring incredibly high weight capacity and allowing for a safe and hassle-free ride of individuals weighing up to 400 pounds. Additionally, a reinforced dual crossbar design will evenly distribute the load on the wheels for extreme durability and sturdiness. Another thing that wouldn’t go amiss is pneumatic tires with protectors specifically designed for easy indoor navigation and smooth outdoor rides. Moreover, KneeRover Steerable Knee Scooter works on uneven terrain and is perfect for going off the road. Take it to the beach, park, your country house or on the picnic, it will easily ride through sand, grass, mud, gravel as well as cope with gaps in sidewalks. A steering column is inspired by an automobile industry and is equipped with an advanced tie-rod mechanism for utmost stability and controlled steering. A special V-brake system is robust, as everything in this model, and comes with an adjustable handbrake to lock the wheels while parking or stop on a dime if needed. If you are an adventurous and active person healing from a lower leg injury, this all-terrain KneeRover knee scooter is the way to go. It’s a far better and safer mobility aid than crutches to go over anything on your way and enjoy a pain-free, comfortable experience while you are recovering.

Since pneumatic tires require regular pumping for efficient long-lasting performance, one of bike pumps will eminently suit this purpose.
Review of KneeRover All Terrain Heavy Duty Crutches 12 inch

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KneeRover All Terrain
KneeRover All Terrain
 

Roscoe Medical ROS-KSBG

Incredible Maneuverability

Have you injured your ankle or foot and confined yourself to crutches to move? Forget it! Now you have an amazing Roscoe Knee Scooter designed to offer increased comfort and ease of mobility to anyone with a weak or injured lower limb. This model stands out from its rivals by truly unmatched maneuverability. 4 large 8” wheels made of premium-quality polyurethane allow gliding across surfaces, turning and stopping with little efforts. Besides, PU wheels are extremely wear-resistant even if you often ride over asphalted pavements and sidewalks. An adjustable steering column and small turning radius will add to agility and ensure no-fuss steering and hassle-free navigating corners and tight areas. Meanwhile, an ergonomic brake handle instills confidence in a safe and controlled riding. One more important thing to mention is an advanced bearing system. All bearings are sealed and protected from moisture, dirt or sand to prolong their service life and save you time and money on extra maintenance. Thanks to a wide height capacity range, this model will perfectly fit for indoor and outdoor use both by an adult and by a kid or teenager with a lower leg injury. Designed to last, ultra maneuverable, well constructed, and very easy to use knee scooter from Roscoe will provide comfort, stability, and natural body balance to lead a normal life without being bound to the house during a rehabilitation period. Feel free to move with Roscoe!

Unfortunately, some more serious injuries, fractions or traumas can cause immobility that cannot be tackled by crutches or a knee scooter. In this case, wheelchairs will come to your help; you will stay mobile and enhance your independence.
Review of Roscoe Medical ROS-KSBG Burgundy

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Roscoe Medical ROS-KSBG
Roscoe Medical ROS-KSBG
 

Drive Medical DV8

Simple, Durable, and Comfortable Solution for an Injured Leg

While selecting such a helpful mobility aid as a knee scooter, it is important to consider not only comfortable pain-free riding but also ease of use and maintenance. Drive Medical managed to combine all those essential choice makers in its DV8 knee scooter that boasts unparalleled usability. Let’s have a closer look. The first benefits to mention are a folding steering column and a light weight of 19 lbs for compact storage and convenient transportation. Simply fold it and let the driver put it in the trunk to go on a picnic, to the beach, head to the office, visit your friends or go to the store. An immaculate portability! The handle grips are soft and nice-to-the-touch to make steering an easy and comfortable task. Even after hours of intensive riding, you won’t feel any fatigue, discomfort or pain in your arms. For your optimal safety, this model comes complete with height-adjustable dual handbrakes so that you could stop quickly in case of emergency. Though a tire brake system is a bit old-fashioned, it is efficient, easy to adjust and requires no extra maintenance. Besides, a channel in a leg pad will provide additional stability and comfort. The only tiny option missing is a basket for personal stuff. As for the rest, DV8 offers enhanced maneuverability and quicker mobility along with four-wheel stability for secure and trouble-free rolling experience. Virtually every task you can think of while being immobile due to foot surgery, breaks, sprains or ulcers will be easier with a Drive Medical DV8 knee walker. Give yourself unrestricted mobility and some fun!

Every minor or major injury is commonly followed by a rehabilitation period. Knee braces are designed to relieve chronic pains, reduce inflammation or provide an additional knee support after some injury or intensive workout.
Review of Drive Medical DV8 Aluminum Steerable Walker Crutch

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Drive Medical DV8
Drive Medical DV8
 

KneeRover Steerable

A New Level of Freedom to Enjoy Your Living!

Many patients recovering from below-the-knee surgeries or other lower leg injuries and medical conditions regard the weeks or even months of rehabilitation as an extremely boring and monotonous period. They are afraid they’ll have to spend it bound to their houses since crutches might be unstable and slippery on some surfaces and won’t provide required support for the leg you cannot put the weight on. But there is a welcome alternative to crutches allowing a patient to get back to a nearly normal life. KneeRover Steerable Knee Scooter Green is an affordable mobility aid from a proven brand to move around freely with no fear of falling. With this highly functional crutches substitute, you can enjoy your living and roll to any destination even quicker than you’d get there by foot. Though value-wise, this knee scooter is not inferior to more expensive models and offers all the features to enhance your mobility and self-confidence. Four 7.5” wheels are made of high-quality durable rubber for smooth and effortless gliding both indoors and outdoors. It’s notable that while rolling around the house the wheels leave no marks on the floors when you brake, unlike low-quality rubber tires. Meanwhile, a small turning radius makes maneuvering a breeze. A dual bar frame adds sturdiness to the whole construction and can support the load up to 300 lbs contributing to stability when on the move. Speaking of a braking system, it includes a rear disc brake and highly responsive single handbrake for easy, safe, and comprehensive knee scooter control with one hand even while rolling at a fairly high speed. Once you need to take a break or carry out some task, you can use a parking function to stop and lock the brakes. On top of that, designed to keep your injured leg completely non-weight bearing, a knee pad is ergonomic and very soft to prevent the bad leg swelling and avoid overall body discomfort during long-distance rides. KneeRover Steerable Knee Scooter Green is a great way of transportation that provides more mobility, comfort, and stability with less energy and efforts. It will promote injury healing without making a sacrifice of your active daily lifestyle.

To add even more convenience, comfort, and safety while using your knee scooter, pay attention to bike phone mounts. This handy accessory is mounted on a handlebar to have your smartphone at hand and easily answer the calls without being distracted from riding.
Review of KneeRover Steerable Green

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KneeRover Steerable
 

Isokinetics Inc. Non-Scuff Wheels

For Stylish and Active People

Do you seek to get maximum from life and stay involved in normal daily routines even when one of your legs is injured below the knee and limits your mobility? Then you’ll definitely need a medical device to regain your freedom to move. And this is where a Knee Scooter from Isokinetics Inc. will come to help. Thanks to an adjustable knee pad and handlebar, this model will perfectly fit people of all heights. It’s worth saying that the scooter setup and adjustment to the individual height are extremely easy and require no tools. The sturdy yet stylish frame has a special shape to evenly distribute the load and support up to 300 lbs. Another inventive feature is an advanced single-hand braking system that offers efficient control and safe slow stopping. A locking brake option will add to security while getting on or off the walker. A real benefit that wouldn’t go amiss is a removable storage basket to accommodate your stuff or help you during shopping. To add some fun to your everyday riding and signal your approach, the Isokinetics knee scooter comes complete with a bell designed with best traditions of classic bikes and push scooters in mind. Additionally, a steering column can be folded to make travel, storage or just getting around easier and more convenient. Finally, this sleek yet versatile and functional model is offered in several vivid color designs and has two options of knee pad finish to fit your individual preferences. Hence, if you are an active person with a good taste, Isokinetics Knee Scooter will help you stay stylish and mobile. Move around your house or propel anywhere you want with ease and confidence. Never let your trauma limit your freedom and control your life!

To avoid getting thirsty during long-distance rides, put a sports water bottle to the storage basket of your knee scooter for a sip of freshness on the go.
Review of Isokinetics Inc. Non-Scuff Wheels Silver

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Isokinetics Inc. Non-Scuff Wheels
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